Baby born to Chicago Cubs fans, named Wrigley Fields

Wrigley Field in Chicago
Wrigley Field

If you’re a Cubs fan, you’ll be pleased to know that a Cub-loving couple with the surname Fields recently named their baby boy Wrigley.

Wrigley Alexander Fields was welcomed by parents Paul and Teri Fields of Michigan City, Indiana, on September 12. His name pays tribute to the Wrigley Fields ballpark, where the Chicago Cubs have played since the early 1900s.

Here’s a quote from the article:

Cubs spokeswoman Katelyn Thrall said the name may be a first. The team has no record of other children named Wrigley, although there have been some children [named] Zambrano and Ryne after Cubs stars Carlos Zambrano and Ryne Sandberg.

Wrigley Fields was named for William Wrigley, Jr. of Wrigley’s Spearmint Gum fame. His surname can be traced back to two Old English words meaning “river bend” and “clearing” — essentially, “clearing by the river bend.”

The name Wrigley might be a little daring for most parents, but I have no doubt that ballpark baby names like Camden, Chase, Miller, and Turner have been bestowed before.

I hope the Cubs let the Fields family attend a free game or two before the season ends!

Source: “Newest Cub? Parents name son Wrigley Fields.” NBC Sports 23 Sept. 2007.
Image: Adapted from Wrigley Field in line with sign by Sea Cow under CC BY-SA 4.0.

7 thoughts on “Baby born to Chicago Cubs fans, named Wrigley Fields

  1. Wrigley is not as unique as you think….Our son Wrigley AAron Little is 2 1/2 and I spoke the same spokeswoman at Wrigley Field and she said the are several others. I think Wrigley Field marketing should take advantage of these well named children. If you have ever been to the Stadium you will understand why these people including my husband and I are naming our children Wrigley!

  2. I’ve never been to the stadium, but I hope to get there one day. (Ironically I’m in Chicago right now, but the Cubs won’t be back until Saturday.)

    Good luck vs. the D’backs tonight!

  3. I just had a baby this past July and we named her Scarlett Wrigley. We discussed Wrigley as a first name but in the end she came out looking like a Scarlett. We loved the name Wrigley for not many people have that in a name so it makes her different. I wanted Wrigley for I couldn’t name my daughter after my grandfather so I came up with the next best thing, my fond memories of us being Cubs fans.

  4. My daughter is named Addison, which is actually a fairly common name now thanks to that stupid “Grey’s Anatomy” show (unfortunately). She was born while I was deployed to Iraq, which gave me enough credit to get that name past my wife. My youngest sister has a daughter she named Samantha (“Sammy”) Grace. My wife is pregnant and I have been pushing for “Clark Waveland” if this next child is a boy. I might have to deploy again to get that, though…

    I’m from Michigan City originally, by the way, but live in Texas now.

  5. I have 4 kiddos and one on the way….but 3 of them are named…
    Wrigley Nicole, Addison Claire and Clark (still need middle name!) ;)

  6. My sons name is Wrigley Taylor. We’ve had this name picked out for years, before I had ever heard anyone else use it other than an English bulldog with the name!

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